Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Shore search for 'drowned' teenager

A 20-mile shoreline search is to be carried out for a teenager feared drowned off Co Donegal

A 20-mile shoreline search is to be carried out for a teenager feared drowned off Co Donegal.

The Lough Swilly Lifeboat crew has appealed for as many volunteers as possible to comb beaches, headlands and rockpools for Sean McNair.

The 17-year-old, from Derry, went missing after going swimming with three others off Rathmullan Pier in the early hours of Saturday.

Lifeboat spokesman Joe Joyce said they needed as many local people to join the search as possible.

"Low water is at 3pm. The optimum time is an hour either side of that as more beach and headland is exposed," he said.

The search will cover shoreline from Stragill beach to Inch island on the Buncrana side of the Swilly and Muckamish point to Ramelton on the Rathmullan side.

Depending on weather conditions, a dive team may also join the search.

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